ULA Targets November 22 for STP-3 Launch Written 27 October 2021


A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches 5 August 2021. | Credit: NASA/Tony Gray and Don Kight;  Wikipedia; Public Domain

Space News reports that United Launch Alliance “is targeting a Nov. 22 liftoff for the U.S. Space Force STP-3 mission aboard an Atlas 5 rocket.” The Atlas 5 551 “will fly with five solid rocket boosters and launch two satellites directly to geosynchronous orbit.” The two satellites are the STPSat-6 carrying “NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD), an end-to-end optical relay that will send and receive data from space to the ground,” and SABRS-3, a nuclear treaty verification satellite.
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